Wells (UK Parliament constituency)


Wells (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Wells
Map1 = Wells
Map2 = Somerset
Entity = Somerset
Type = County
County = Somerset
Year = 1295, 1885
MP = David Heathcoat-Amory
Party = Conservative
EP = South West England

Wells is a county constituency centred on the city of Wells in Somerset. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, by the first past the post voting system.

The original two member borough constituency was created in 1295, and abolished by the Reform Act 1867 with effect from the 1868 general election.

Boundaries

The electoral wards which make up Wells constituency come from Mendip, and Sedgemoor districts.

*From Mendip; Ashwick, Chilcompton and Stratton, Chewton Mendip and Ston Easton, Croscombe and Pilton, the Glastonbury divisions of St. Benedict's, St. Edmund's, St. John's, and St. Mary's; Moor, Rodney and Westbury, St. Cuthbert Out North, Shepton East, Shepton West, Street North, Street South, Street West, Wells Central, Wells St. Cuthbert's, Wells St. Thomas', and Wookey and St. Cuthbert Out West.
*From Sedgemoor; Axbridge, Axe Vale, Berrow, Brent North, Burnham North, Burnham South, Cheddar and Shipham, Highbridge, Knoll, and Wedmore and Mark.

Members of Parliament

MPs 1660-1832


Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Wells
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = David Heathcoat-Amory
votes = 23,071
percentage = 43.6
change = −0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Tessa Munt
votes = 20,031
percentage = 37.8
change = −0.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Dan Whittle
votes = 8,288
percentage = 15.6
change = +0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Steve Reed
votes = 1,575
percentage = 3.0
change = +0.8
Election box majority
votes = 3,040
percentage = 5.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 52,965
percentage = 68.0
change = −1.2
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = +0.1

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Wells
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = David Heathcoat-Amory
votes = 22,462
percentage = 43.8
change = +4.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Graham Oakes
votes = 19,666
percentage = 38.3
change = -0.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Andy Merryfield
votes = 7,915
percentage = 15.4
change = -2.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Steve Reed
votes = 1,104
percentage = 2.2
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Wessex Regionalist Party
candidate = Colin Bex
votes = 167
percentage = 0.3
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 2,796
percentage = 5.5
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 51,314
percentage = 69.2
change = -8.7
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Somerset

References

*cite book |last=Craig |first=F. W. S. |authorlink= F. W. S. Craig |title=British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 |origdate= |origyear=1969 |edition= 3rd edition |year=1983 |publisher= Parliamentary Research Services |location=Chichester |id= ISBN 0-900178-06-X
*Rayment


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